January 2019 General Meeting

We Have A New Tech and Some Upgrades!

Left to right Aimee KM4STT, Top WB6ZEQ new Extra, Danial new Tech, Debbie KM4CUG new General, and Glenn W4JGC

Left to right John K0ZD, new General Harley KN4OTS, and Glenn W4JGC

Chet Carruth and the Radiogram Story
Chet AB4XK, delivering a stirring presentation on the National Traffic System.

Chet did his usual through job on a not so easy subject to address. His notes are available on the club website at Chet’s Notes On The National Traffic System
For a little background on Chet Click Here
For a chart of CW Nets CWNets
The following is a brief overview of this topic quoted from Wikipedia:

The National Traffic System (NTS) is an organized network of amateur radio operators sponsored by the American Radio Relay League for the purpose of relaying messages throughout the U.S. and Canada.[1]
During normal times, these messages are routine greetings (“Happy birthday Aunt Mary”) and keep the system well oiled and the operators trained so that everything works when needed. When there is an emergency or disaster NTS works closely with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service to provide emergency communications. The most common type of disaster-related messages are “health and welfare” inquiries and notifications into and out of the area affected by the disaster.
In time of disaster, it is easy to expand the system by simply creating additional meeting times for the nets with high volume, or by setting up a specific “trunk line” between two points.(Source Wikipedia)

Attendance January Meeting 
AA4HT Robert Van Winkle Amateur Extra YES NO
AB4KA James Russ Amateur Extra YES NO
AB4XK Chet Carruth Amateur Extra YES NO
K0ZD John Stanford Amateur Extra YES NO
K1DU Frederick Delaney Amateur Extra YES NO
K2EUH Robert Foxworth Amateur Extra YES NO POL-405A
K2OU Gary Perkins Amateur Extra NO NO
KB0QMN George Rezac General NO NO
KB4BDQ Judith Bukoski General LIFE NO
KB4FHP Joseph Lunsford Technician NO NO
KC2RMZ Brian Volz Technician NO NO
KF4Q William Busbin Amateur Extra YES YES
KG2G Bert Onachila Amateur Extra YES NO
KG4YNI Ernest Haynes Amateur Extra YES NO POL-296A
KI4CDY Patrick O’Neil Amateur Extra YES YES POL-219A
KI4DNO Larry Walker General YES YES POL-218A
KI4EFL Donald Jeerings General NO NO
KI4WRX David Zdanowicz Amateur Extra YES YES POL-415A
KI4ZMV William Johnson Amateur Extra YES NO POL-840
KJ4AFB Patricia Morris General YES YES
KJ4UW George Mann Amateur Extra YES NO POL-410
KK4ITX John Leahy Amateur Extra YES NO PAS-607
KK4OGM Ronald Herring Amateur Extra NO NO
KK4TSG Ronald Herring General NO NO
KK4VCN Eleanor Marshall Technician NO NO OSC-074
KM4CUG Debra Leahy Technician YES NO
KM4STS Liam Holzer General NO NO
KM4STT Aimee Holzer Amateur Extra NO NO
KM4STU Leon Holzer General NO NO
KN4BOE Thomas Conner General YES NO
KN4FBD John McCullough General YES NO
KN4FRA Susan Pugh Technician NO NO
KN4PIH Richard Lennon Technician NO NO
KQ4KX Richard Sharp Amateur Extra LIFE NO POL-127A
KT2T Michael Oliver Amateur Extra LIFE YES POL-322A
N4ESS Richard Kennedy Amateur Extra LIFE NO PAS-570
N4FRK Victor Saxe General NO NO
N4HCZ Robert Griggs Amateur Extra NO NO
N4LVG Robert Young Amateur Extra NO NO
N4PEG Margaret Kennedy Amateur Extra YES NO HIL-1000
N6MRS Michael Shreve General YES NO
N7CUC Samuel Shaver Amateur Extra NO NO
W4XDS James Stewart Amateur Extra YES YES
WB6ZEQ Herman Smith General NO NO
AF1RE Robin Retzloff
KD8HIH James Carrier
KK4PFA Michael King
KN4RCO Mark Carreno
N4BUB Richard Hagerman
NC8L Artuhr Sherette
W1DMG David Grant
W9JXZ Dan Borneman
Glenn Smith
John Beatty
Susan Craig
Wyatt Jones
John Holt